Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is this year’s winner of the CINE Masters Series Award in the category of Professional Non-Telecast Non-Fiction. The 2010 award went to Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause.
Watch both films online at the Annenberg Classroom website.
Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is the winner of the 2011 CINE Special Jury Award for Adult Education and Entertainment.
Previously, both Edmonson and Let Freedom Swing! won CINE Golden Eagles. Edmonson now moves on to the next level of competition as a nominee for the Masters Series Award. Last year’s Masters Series winner for Professional Non-Telecast Non-Fiction was another Constitution Project film, Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause.
To celebrate Constitution Day, the latest installment of The Constitution Project is being officially released! Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is now available to stream and download for free at The Annenberg Foundation’s Sunnylands Classroom website.
In addition, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands has made Jury Selection available on DVD to more than 40,000 classrooms and libraries across the country.
Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is now available to watch online!
Jury Selection is part of Sunnylands Classroom Constitution Day 2010. If you are a school or a library and would like a free copy on DVD, register here by September 5th. DVDs should arrive by September 15.
The Laurel Leader-Call has published an article about the most recent film from The Constitution Project, Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company. It includes interviews with Thaddeus Edmonson — The Leader-Call is his hometown paper – and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
“I’m glad my case will be broadcast to students across the nation,” said Edmonson. “This case happened years ago. However, even after having to wait so long for justice to be served, I still believed in America. I still believe in the Constitution of the United States.”
Click here to read “Edmonson case gets its place in history”.
The film will be released to celebrate Constitution Day, and will be available to view online as well as in more than 40,000 schools and libraries across the nation.
A Call to Act, the story of Lilly Ledbetter’s fight for equal pay for women, and Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company, about racial bias in jury selection, have recently been completed and will be released this fall. They both feature interviews with the people closest to the cases, and are the first Constitution Project films shot in HD.